Our Beginnings

Hochoka began as Avalon Farm, which grew from Kimberly’s affinity for horses. Horses have been her constant companions. With Native American roots, Kimberly possesses natural instincts for building and gardening, along with her intuitive and natural bond with horses. She also has a calling to help people heal.

Kimberly had been doing development and self-growth work in the Charlotte, NC area for several years through conducting workshops in exercise, hands healing, reflexology, nutrition and corporate development. She soon saw a trend as she helped people outside of their corporate and home environments. She noticed when people came out of their cubicle (their “box”), learning in an outdoor environment with animals facilitated lasting self-growth. Nothing compares to discovering inner learning and self growth through a 1200-pound noble steed.


Hochoka (pronounced phonetically as “Ho-cho-ka) is the Lakota word for “healing circle”. It is the perfect description of what Hochoka does. It heals the complete self – mind, body and spirit.

The Barn at Avalon Farm